Lenovo V570 C/E/K/M/N/V Series :: Cannot Install Wireless Drivers
Sep 25, 2011
I reinstalled windows the other day on my V570. Everything is working great except the wireless drivers which i cannot install. In my device manager under other devices, i get an unknown network controller.
I have downloaded and tried installing all of the drivers from the lenovo site as well as tried scanning on the Intel site. i will get the dreaded "no matched wireless" pop up.
I am using Windows 7 home premium which is what came on the machine.
I have an IdeaPad V570 that experienced a total hard drive failure (be careful how hard to close the laptop in frustration) I had Best Buy try to recover data and opted not to pay for the recovery after the only crucial data did not seem to have been recovered. Best Buy told me the rest of the system seems to be intact so they could install a new Hard Drive if I wanted it back. They made me offers to completely restore the system at a price but I decided to save money thinking I should be able to restore the system myself. So they installed the hard drive and that was it.
I decided to go with Windows 8 after learning that support was beginning to wain for Windows 7. I purchased the OS from Best Buy and I am attempting to install it. So far that is not going well. The BIOS sees the CDDVDW drive and the HDD, both are listed in the BOOT menu with the right names. However the computer is not booting from the WIndows disk. I get a message ending with :
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
At which point it take me to the Boot Menu. I can see the order I have set for Booting is:
It seems to me that the system is trying to boot in that order but the CDDVD drive is not responding, the HDD has nothing on it so it goes for the PCI LAN and there is nothing for it to do so it returns the error an sends me back to the Boot Menu.
I have an esata port, and was going to get an internal hard drive with a case that converts the drive into an esata drive. I'm wanting to get a 3 TB drive, and in order to get it to read all 3 TB, I'll need to reformat the drive in GPT format (not MBR). Right?
I see a thing online that says the SATA controller has to be compatible with GPT in order to do this. I want to use it as an external drive, without any operating system on it, so I'm not worried about getting Windows to run on it; just if I can format it as GPT and get the full 3 TB out of the drive. I don't want to buy the 3 TB drive and then find out I can only get 2 because of the motherboard. If that site was correct, then I need to know if the sata controller is compatible with GPT.
I see this listed under the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers list: Intel Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller.
I tried to call Lenovo support but could only tell me that she thinks I have SATA 0 or 1, but nothing about the controller in this model or GTP compatibility.
I was wondering if the default Energy Management battery setting of 50% can be changed on the Lenovo V570. I keep the laptop plugged in almost all of the time, and the popup suggests using the setting that keeps the battery at 50% all the time. That's fine in terms of not over stressing the battery, but if I need to unplug the laptop, I'd rather have a fuller charge than only 50%. I'd read that ThinkPads can be set to 90% or other settings. Is that possible with the V570?
So like many V570 owners I encountered the same problem where the laptop does not turn on anymore. I'm not on warranty anymore so I couldn't send it in to Lenovo either. Based on what I read, this issue appears when the laptop goes to sleep (closing down the lid when the laptop is on, or letting the laptop sleep when you're not using it for a while).
So I was thinking, "Hmm it doesn't make sense to replace the motherboard just because the hard drive is on sleep". Why not just pull out the hard drive and memory cards and put it back in? So I unscrewed the smaller cover on the back of the laptop and unscrewed the hard drive (one screw), pulled out the hard drive (slide it backwards and pull out) and also pulled out the two memory cards (that are on the right side).
Then I simply put the hard drive back in and the memory cards back in place. Screwed the cover back on there and it TURNED ON!
First thing I did after that was go into the Power Options in Windows 7 (just search "Power Options" from the start menu) and went to "Choose what closing the lid does" and changed all the selections that said "Sleep" or "Hibernate" to either "Shutdown or Do Nothing".
NOTE: The down side is that you probably can't Sleep or Hibernate your laptop anymore. I'm trying to see if there's a BIOS update for this but the Lenovo Support website is not loading at the moment.
The UPSIDE is your laptop WORKS and you're not gonna be spending $$$ for an unecessary "motherboard' that they say they'll replace.
I purchased a refurbished V570 for my son. Just received it the other day. Every time it boots up, the System Preparation Tool 3.1.4 boots up. Whenever I turn the laptop off and start it again, instead of showing the regular Windows 7 start up screen, it has a "Setting up your computer for the first time" (or something like that) screen. Once up and running, the tool pops up again. Windows 7 runs perfectly, no issues, I installed a bunch of things for him, but obviously this tool shouldn't be starting up and the laptop shouldn't be starting with the setup screen every time.
I did some digging around the internet, there is a bunch of info on this, but everything indicates that the Windows installation was not properly finished on my laptop. I went to all the places that are listed to possibly remove the tool, but can't find any references except a bunch in the registry which I don't really want to mess with on a "new" computer.
V570 - works great! Upgraded to Win8 but had probs with it so did a "refresh" and that pretty much cleared it up.Bored so got a Sammy 840Pro SSD. Cloned with stand-alone Acronis Trueimage 2013. Boots and works fine. Had the SSD plugged to the eSATA.Then I noticed that on cold startup, it was not giving me the BIOS options of F2 and F12, and pressing them did nothing - it just booted up Win. Did a lot of googling at this point but no joy.I then noticed that on a restart from Win8 , it DID give me the BIOS options and I could get into the BIOS. But that's a dicey way to run!!! I early on (a year ago) found that you cannot re-order the devices in BIOS - it resets them to what it wants. (latest BIOS 44CN36WW which is 43 - an old one)
Okay, so boot order is SATA port specific, I put my second HD into the primary position and hung the SSD off the eSATA cable. It insisted that the SSD was bootable device 8 (LOL) and tried very hard to boot from the Realtek LAN port. However it WAS giving me the BIOS options so I could hit F12 and choose the SSD and boot into windows. I also found that if I pulled the RJ45 before I hit power, it would try the Realtek, but then bounce to the list of devices - choose the SSD, and boot into windows.I moved the SSD to the DVD port (I had an adapter), but exact same thing - still calls it 8.So it works and is a good deal faster than the original Toshiba drive which did 90MB read. But there is that unfortunate pause in my 10-15 sec win boot!
I was trying to find the Active Protection System software for Win8 for while now, it's just not coming up anywhere. I really need to disable the disc freezing feature on my V570 cause it's super annoying (especially when watching videos).
Whether the software is available? I've tried the Win7 version, but there are some compatibility issues, so it doesn't work....
Also, if the software is not available yet for Win8, are there other ways of turning this thing off (BIOS, registry)???
I just upgraded to windows 8 pro x64 on my Lenovo V570 and it can't find the driver for my built in webcam. My girlfriend is moving away for 6 months starting next week and the webcam is really important for us to stay in touch.
I'm not able to install the latest graphics driver from nvidia. It installs the latest GeForce Experience software but that says the 332.50 driver is up to date. The 337.88 driver is WHQL certified and lists compatibility with the 860m but when trying to install it, it says "This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware." On nvidia's website, it says "Your product manufacturer requires you to download a driver for your device from their website" but it's 332.50 is pretty outdated at this point. Any way I can get the updated drivers installed?
I am not able to install the Wide Wireless Lan Driver64 in my Lenovo B460 laptop which is running with Win 7 64 bit ultimate version.When i installed the avialable drivers fro lenovo site,it showed No matched driver error showing.
i installed windows 7 ultimate 64-bit on my HP Pavilion G6-2005ax after formatting. I downloaded and installed all of my drivers from here . But 'Ralink 2011 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Adapter ' and 'Ralink 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN Adapter Driver ' fails to install. There is yellow symbol on 'Network controllers' in Device manager. I could successfully install the Bluetooth driver but i cant search any device, neither it gets discovered.
I bought a Intel Wireless Wifi Link 4965AGN Pci-express card because my laptop didn't had a WIFI card.
Now i would like to connect the cable but I'm not exactly sure of the connection. I read the instruction on the Lenovo site, which indicated to connect grey cable to MAIN or TR1, black cable to AUX or TR2 and white cable to R0.
But on the Intel card, it is only indicated 1, 2 or 3. I look on Intel site but didn't find the exact information.
There are already a couple of "guides" floating around that describe how to install a clean copy of Windows on Sony laptops.
The process is fairly simple and involves installing certain Sony software and drivers in particular order (according to Sony).
For FW series, the guide is here: Official Vaio FW Clean Vista Install Guide
When I first installed Windows Vista Ultimate, I had no problems getting everything to work EXCEPT for the following:
1) CompactFlash (JMicron JMB368 ExpressCard CF) driver is not available on Sony's web site. When inserting the card, it does not show up as a drive in Windows Explorer. After some time playing around, I figured the following 2 ways to make it work:
a. Insert your card, go to device manager and click on "scan for hardware changes" b. Boot Windows while the card is inserted
2) SD card slot works but is not mapped to any drive. While Ricoh MS driver automatically creates a drive, there is no driver on Sony's web site that would do the same for SD slot.
Sony's support is useless to a point where they told me that the reason why my CF cards do not show up and there is no drive mapped to the slot is because the laptop does not support cards larger than 4GB (and I have only 8GB Sandisk cards) What a joke. I finally managed to get a 2nd tier technical guy on the phone who said that Sony does not provide CF drivers and that there is nothing they can do about it..........
I recently wiped my hard drive and installed Fedora, but found several applications I needed would not run.So I re-installed Windows 7, but blasted all my partitions and hence all my device drivers.I can connect to internet via an ethernet cable, but wireless network in not working.Can you direct me to which device driver(s) I might need to re-install?
I've recently formatted my hard drive and put my own copy of Win7 on my Thinkpad Edge 14 (0579-A62). There's no more recovery partition. After being surprised that Win7 didn't have any built in drivers for the display or WiFi, I plugged an ethernet cable in and went to the Lenovo support site. I tried all of the Networking: WLAN drivers but none of them let wireless work. I installed the Intel PROSet software and it just says "Driver is not installed" so I'm assuming it doesn't have anything to do with the WiFi key on the keyboard.
I was having issues with the Intel HD4000 drivers (right-click issue and VGA out not working properly). I tried to install the latest drivers downloaded from Lenovo's site - two attempts unsuccessfully. It would seem to be installing, but ended up taking quite a while to finally timeout in error. Just stated and error occurred and it could not install.
So, I decided to uninstall the drivers in the Windows 7 device manager. This left me with Standard VGA drivers under displays. Tried to install the Lenovo drivers again - no dice. It seems to attempt to for a while, then would just time out and stated there was an error (same as before).
So, I'm stuck at the Standard VGA drivers and seemingly no good way to get the proper drivers re-installed. I've even gone through the Lenovo System Update software and tried there - did not work and timed out there as well.
I know a system restore would remedy it, but I've got business software and things I'd have to reinstall and would prefer not to if I did not have to.
Seems I should be able to install some kind of drivers here, but no dice.
I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 and since almost 2 days i'm seeing that my wireless connections are not working/appear. Till about 2 days ago all worked fine. It says 'hardware radio off', i looked on google but nothing come up yet, i tried to "Reset PROSet" but still, after the reset it's the same problem. There isn't such a big problem, because i use an internet cable and all works fine, yet because it's a laptop i want to buy a router so there's the problem, i can buy it but won't work... as wireless.
How can i fix that? How to turn hardware radio ON? Is there a button or a key combo?
I buy the z40-75 yesterday (Jan 7th, 2015) and install Windows 7 64bit ultimate, and I download the driver for Touchpad. When I install Synaptics, a message "Synaptic device not found" or something like that", so I try install ELAN driver, but the message "This driver version doesn't suit this touchpad". This touchpad really annoying, especially when typing and I even can't disable the touchpad.
I recently bought a Lenovo z50-70 laptop with Broadcom Wireless Adapters. Its a Windows 7-32 bit system. Wireless LAN worked fine for a few hours, but after a restart it started saying Wireless Capability is turned off. i have tried following:
1. looked for a hardware wireless switch. there is none. 2. reinstalled WLAN drivers from lenovo site without success. 3.restarted WLAN Autoconfig service for no avail.
My wireless worked fine last night. Got up this morning, turned the computer on, and the wireless does not work. Here's what I've done so far:
* Using fn+F5 I've ensured the wireless is turned on. * When I try to connect wirelessly I get "error 651 modem not working." But the wireless works with the other twocomputers in my house, and when I hook up directly to the modem/router (Motorola 3347 from Qwest) with anEthernet cable, the Y560 works fine. So I do not think the modem is the problem. * Tried to "auto detect" driver update using the Lenovo support, but that was useless. It did not autodetect anything. * From the Lenovo site, it looks like the wireless drivers for the Y560 are all from March, and I got the computer in lateMay, so I should have the latest drivers installed anyway.